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24-Hours On a Navy Supercarrier Video Will Provoke Multiple Airplane Lover Nerdgasms

This video has it all: timelapses, dramatic photography and tons of aircraft porn. It's a typical day on the USS Carl Vinson, the third of the United States Navy Nimitz-class nuclear supercarriers. Yeah, it's the carrier from that NCAA basketball game.


The USS Carl Vinson, a behemoth that displaces 101,300 long tons of water and is 1,092 feet long, was also the place where they took Osama Bin Laden's dead body before dumping him at sea. The USS Carl Vinson carries around 90 fixed wing and helicopters at any given time, including F/A-18E/F Super Hornets, EA-6B Prowler electronic warfare aircraft and Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk submarine hunting helicopters, among others.


It's an spectacular video. Like Top Gun on steroids without Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer playing touch-pee-pee in their white briefs.To view this video at full size, visit our HD view beta.

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Awesome as these floating airfelds may be, the world would be an altogether better place if it could do without them.